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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Nephrolepis falcata (Cav.) C. Chr. forma furcans
(T. Moore) Proctor
Fishtail fern

Nephrolepis falcata
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal

Family: Nephrolepidaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Asia; cultivated and naturalizing elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1931. This is just beginning to naturalize in the Florida Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Nephrolepis falcata forma furcans has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Nephrolepis falcata forma furcans has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Nephrolepis falcata
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal